New Zealand Open: Ryan Fox in contention after six under 66

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has put himself in contention after a solid performance in the second round of the New Zealand Open in Arrowtown. 

Fox shot six under par to sit in a tie for third just four shots behind Australian leader Zach Murray.

The 32-year-old had eight birdies and two bogeys on his way to signing for 66.

"It [the round] was pretty good, I didn't drive it very well, I hit some good shots- iron play was great and I putted great."

"Just got to go out and shoot as low as possible on the weekend and try to be there come Sunday."

Twenty-one Murray followed up his eight under par first round with a five under par 66 to lead by three shots over Japan's Ryuko Tokimatsu.

2005 US Open champion Michael Campbell missed the cut after finishing the tournament at two-over par with rounds of 72 and 73 to sit T114.

Canterbury's Harry Bateman joins Fox in a tie for third at nine under par.

Kiwi Charlie Smail is in a tie with Korea's Jang Hyun Lee for the leading amateur at four under. 

NZ number one amateur Daniel Hillier missed the cut after carding a second round 72.


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